The Invitation Race Information

The Invitation is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the Australian Turf Club in October. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Feature
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, Fillies & mares
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $2,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 22 October 2022

The Invitation Race History

See the 2023 The Invitation Preview and results

See the 2022 The Invitation Preview and results

See the 2021 The Invitation Preview and results

The inaugural The Invitation (1400m) for fillies and mares will be run at Royal Randwick on October 23 2021. The prizemoney of $2 million make it the richest race of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and it will be run under a set-weight and penalty scale.

The field for The Invitation will consist of 12 starters invited by a panel convened by Racing NSW. Invitations will be extended to fillies and mares from across Australia and New Zealand.

Useful Facts

Last 3YO filly to win:

Multiple winners:

Fastest time (1400m): 1:22.37 Icebath (2021)

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the The Invitation

The race was run for the first time in 2021.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Espiona Ruthless Dame Magic Time
2022 Promise Of Success Electric Girl Nimalee
2021 Icebath Rocha Clock Forbidden Love